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Holiday Hours: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is being celebrated Monday, Jan. 17.

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Winter Storm Warning for Berkshires as Nor'easter Brings Up to Foot of Snow

The Berkshires are in for a double whammy this week a Nor'easter is expected to bring up to a foot of snow and ice overnight followed by another Arctic blast that will keep temperatures in the freezer zone.

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Designer Consigner Offers Upscale Consignment Shopping in Pittsfield

Designer Consigner, owned by Pittsfield resident Amy Kotski, has provided stylish, sustainable, and affordable shopping since 2017. In March of last year, her shop moved from East Street to an expanded space in the Allendale Underground at 5 Cheshire Road.

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Shire Donuts to Open Second Location in Dalton

Jeff and Heather King opened their doughnut shop in Adams more than a year ago. Now they're expanding their operation to central Berkshire County because of its popularity.

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Hoosac Valley Athletic Director Molly Meczywor Getting EMT Certification

Meczywor, who did a ride-along with the Northern Berkshire EMS last week, started taking her EMT course several months ago. She explained the course was more work than she anticipated, but support from the administration and others at the high school made it a lot easier.

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Fans Supporting Animal Shelters & Organizations for Betty White

Betty White was a strong advocate for animals during her lifetime in supporting numerous organizations and foundations dedicated to both wildlife and domesticated animals and received the American Humane Society's National Humanitarian Medal and the Legacy Award.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Advances Natural Grass Playing Field Plan

For the first time in the long and complicated history of the natural vs. synthetic turf field debate in the district, the committee voted to move forward with a field plan that does not include an artificial turf surface.

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New North Adams Council Meets for First Time

The new City Council met for the first time in a brief meeting on Tuesday that completed the organization of government and completed several items of business.

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Pittsfield Con Comm OKs Barkerville Conservation Area Parking Lot

The city will be adding a parking lot to the Barkerville Conservation Area so that nature lovers will have better access.

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Pittsfield Hospitalization Rates Not Spiking During Omicron Surge

During a COVID-19 update at Tuesday's City Council meeting, Director of Public Health Andy Cambi reported that there are 25 people hospitalized at Berkshire Medical Center for the virus and that a large number of these patients are unvaccinated.

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North Adams Library Suspends In-Person Events

Library Director Sarah Sanfilippo told the trustees Wednesday that all in-person events and activities in the library have been suspended as they monitor the recent COVID-19 surge.

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At 100, Navy WAVE & MCLA Graduate Remembers Where It All Began

Ruth E. Black Koczela, a 100-year-old World War II Navy veteran, and her family visited on Dec. 14 the chapel at her former duty station, the Nebraska Avenue Complex, formerly the Naval Communication Annex, where she married a fellow naval officer in 1946.

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New Pittsfield City Council Has Brief First Meeting

The councilors accepted a nearly $100,000 grant for free public Wi-Fi infrastructure, approved two orders from Mayor Linda Tyer to execute historic preservation restrictions for two Community Preservation Act projects, and approved the assignment of subcommittees.

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Hinds Announce $ 7.5M in ARPA Funds for Summer Storm Damages

Western Massachusetts communities will be eligible for funding from a $7.5 million American Rescue Fund Act bill to aid regions affected by the July 2021 storms.

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Realty Agent Ranked No.1 in Sales for 2021

William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty announced that Tonia Scalise of the firm's Great Barrington and Lenox brokerages ranked as the top producing agent in 2021 by closed dollar volume among all real estate agents in Central Berkshire County.

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Clark Art To Broadcast 'Fire Shut Up In My Bones'

The special presentation has been organized by the Metropolitan Opera as a Black History Month celebration of its first production of an opera by a Black composer.

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College Notes: Winter 2022

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Veteran Spotlight: Lt. Col. Lance English

English spent a total of 28 years in active and Reserves in the Army and an additional seven years of service in the government sector. He retired as a lieutenant colonel from the Army Reserves.

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Parks Commission Updated on Pittsfield's Outdoor Recreation Projects

A bike skills track in Springside Park and a master vision for improvements at Pontoosuc Lake Park are on the horizon.

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Berkshire Art Association Extends Application Deadline for Festival

In collaboration with the Berkshire Museum and the City of Pittsfield's 10x10 Festival in February, the BAA welcomes submissions from artists from the Berkshires and beyond.

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The Retired Investor: No-Shows Threaten Economy

This week, China's Zhejiang Province, home to one of the country's key ports, has suspended or greatly reduced the transportation of manufactured goods and commodities into Ningbo port, thanks to an outbreak of omicron last week.

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Wildlife Tracking with Richard Greene

Greene will talk about his experience with wildlife tracking and the many places it has taken him.

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Letter: Support Voting Rights on MLK Jr. Day

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s family has requested that there be "no celebration" on the upcoming weekend in his honor until the federal voting rights legislation is enacted.

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ACA Enrollment Open, CHP Available to Assist

Unlike in previous years, the Open Enrollment period will not be extended this year in Massachusetts. However, federal COVID-19 relief funding provides qualified applicants with additional monthly premium assistance.

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Finalists for Lever's Bennington County Intrapreneur Challenge

This new program from Lever is designed to help existing companies use the tools of entrepreneurship to create new, innovative products and services that will grow revenues and create jobs.

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